Magoo

"The streets were a way of having your own family; there was always a group of people looking after each other." Meet Magoo from Adelaide.

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15 December 2016

Chris

"The Big Issue keeps me busy, but I still find time for my biggest passion in life Ė the West Perth Falcons." Meet Chris from Perth

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15 December 2016

Shane

"I worked at IXL and a supermarket until I began part-time disability work from 1996 to 2003." Meet Shane from Geelong

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15 December 2016

Fay

"When I turned 17 I started to do nursing, training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Then I did midwifery at King George V." Meet Fay from Sydney

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15 December 2016

Steve, Brisbane

"I came to Queensland for a fruit-picking job 25 years ago, which I did for about six months before moving to Brisbane" Meet Steve from Brisbane

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15 December 2016

Dennis, Canberra

"I come in from Yass on the bus, and it takes about an hour, so I read a book. I love my reading." Meet Dennis from Canberra

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15 December 2016

Michael

"Iím writing my own book at the moment, about my life." Meet Michael from Adelaide

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15 December 2016

Bluey

"Two years ago, when I was about 60, rather than die from drug abuse I decided it would be good to do something else." Meet Bluey from Melbourne

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15 December 2016

Nathan

"The sale, thatís just helping me get a home, but if I get a smile from you, thatís made my day." Meet Nathan from Brisbane.

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12 May 2016

Kim

"I had almost turned off inside, I was so shy and nervous. Now I am feeling much more confident." Meet Kim from Perth.

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12 May 2016

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As a vendor of The Big Issue magazine, you buy magazines for $3.50 each and sell them for $7 each, which puts cash in your pocket to help make ends meet. To find out more or to refer someone, please contact the vendor support team in your local state.

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